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Process Development Scientist (Full Time)

Dublin, Ireland


Process Development Scientist

APC Ltd is an award-winning and rapidly growing science- and technology-driven pharmaceutical process research company.  In the space of 5 years, we have pioneered innovation in the sector and we now partner with 8 of the top-10 pharma and 5 of the top-10 biotech firms in the world.

From our world-class facility, we offer specialised chemical and process engineering solutions.  Powered by novel technology and world-class scientific research, we help companies accelerate the development & launch of their medicines.

Our rapid growth has come from a commitment to excellence, a drive to innovate and the desire to develop a challenging, creative and rewarding environment for our team.  If you are interested in a career focused on technical innovation, technology design and impact, we would love to hear from you.


About the team

Department:  Technical Operations

Reports to:    Functional Lead for Chemistry

Our Chemistry Team comprises of 20 highly qualified, capable and welcoming colleagues.   We collaborate cross-functionally with Engineers and Analysts to deliver innovative solutions to our client companies. Our team vision is to deliver excellence through effective collaboration.

Principal Duties and Objectives

R&D Pharmaceutical Research Project Support

  • Working within a cross-functional research team, plan, execute, and deliver R&D pharmaceutical research projects.
  • Perform hands-on R&D experimental work, through collaboration with scientists and engineers, both internally and externally.
  • Solve complex technical problems and take responsibility for implementing the solutions.
  • Prepare and review technical presentations and report material, and present the issues, results and project progress to clients as required.

Functional Support

  • Ensure that operation to GLP standard within the R&D laboratory is maintained at all times.
  • Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to in line with relevant local and legal requirements.
  • Liaise with the Laboratory Manager as required to maintain a shared awareness of the issues requiring attention within the laboratories.
  • Support the development and introduction of new technologies, workflows, as well as processes to improve business effectiveness.
  • Generate ideas and suggestions on how to improve technical capabilities.
  • Coach, mentor, and train junior team members.
  • Represent the organisation at conference events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area
  • 1-6 years industry experience in pharmaceutical R&D post degree or 0-4 years industry experience in pharmaceutical sector if Ph.D. qualified.
  • Experienced in chemical/pharmaceutical synthesis and characterisation
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment
  • Good organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and meet set deadlines
  • Excellent technical communications skills, with previous technical writing and presentation experience
  • Aptitude for research

Desirable Skills

  • Demonstrated use of PAT in reaction and/or crystallization monitoring
  • Solid understanding of reaction kinetics, process/reaction modelling
  • Proficiency in applying DoE and QbD for process development and optimisation
  • Experience with scale-up techniques from laboratory to plant scale

How to apply

Suitable candidates should submit a CV and a Cover Letter by close of business

Friday 17th January 2020

APC is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all employees.  All employment decisions at APC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to gender, ethnicity, age, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, or any other status protected by Irish law.

Similar vacancies arising in the coming 6 months may be filled from this group of applicants.